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Archive for March, 2006

Ghost of a former star

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The time in jail is clearly taking its toll on Craig. The man that often appeared larger then life is a mere ghost of his cover model past. His glory days aside, the image of him in his first Las Vegas appearance shows him looking very much like a bodybuilder. The uniform tight around his […]

“100 percent not guilty.”

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Looking rough in court Thursday, Titus stated he is “100 percent not guilty,” when asked to enter his plea. Glen Puit reports today in the Las Vegas Journal with a piece entitled, “Fitness pair plead not guilty; trial date set. ” In the story he comments on more Grand Jury Testimony and goes […]

Craig Titus and the Art of Lame Explanations

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The most recent entry from the LA Times blog. The author writes…
Entering his plea, OJ Simpson style, Titus told the judge in a loud voice that he was: “100 percent not guilty.”
Of course, while not a mathematician, if in fact he has allegedly already confessed to disposing of James’ body in his car that […]


Friday, March 31st, 2006

When we read the recent story in the Las Vegas Review Journal it had us convinced that Megan Pierson hung Craig and Kelly out to dry. It appeared that Ms. Pierson gave chilling details that incriminated Titus and Ryan. The story was the first to name Megan by name and quoted many of her statements […]

Las Vegas Weekly - The scene gets grizzlier…

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Titus-Ryan Friend Tells Her Version
The scene gets grizzlier when a person close to the threesome speaks to grand jury with her take
By Joshua Longobardy
Mr. Longobardy doesn’t mention “the friend” by name but thanks to the Las Vegas Review Jouranl we know he is referring to…
Eight days after the lifeless body of Melissa […]

Comments related to Pierson’s testimony…

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Recent comments have been posted here claiming that Pierson is giving conflicting testimony. Here are some of the more interesting comments from the submission…
Jeremy and Megan should be on trial right along side Craig and Kelly if I had my opinion, they have kepy key information about certain events and they know more than they […]

Plead not guilty today in court - Jan. 22, 2007 court date set

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Craig and Kelly will be spending their spring, summer, fall and winter of 2006 in jail, at least for now. The couple appeared in court today, pleading not guilty to killing Melissa James.
The court date is set for January 22, 2007…
– From the Las Vegas Sun…
Bodybuilding couple plead not guilty in Las Vegas slaying
By KEN […]

Titus and Ryan in court today

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Titus and Ryan are scheduled to appear in court today. They are expected to enter a not-guilty plea to all the charges. As you can see by the recent stories coming out, this case gets more and more twisted as it goes on. Who’s telling the truth? We’ll have to wait until the trial to […]

Hearing in bodybuilders slaying case reset for Thursday in Vegas

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

From KESQ Palm Springs, CA…
LAS VEGAS Arraignment has been postponed until tomorrow for married bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan on felony charges accusing them of killing their live-in assistant and torching her body in Ryan’s car in the desert.
Titus and Ryan are expected to plead not guilty to murder with a deadly weapon, first-degree […]

GRAND JURY TRANSCRIPTS - Pierson speaks out

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

GRAND JURY TRANSCRIPTS: Friend: Pair told of violence
Bodybuilders described confrontation, woman testified
Kelly Ryan participated in the brutality that culminated in the death of her personal assistant by using a Taser gun on the victim, beating her and helping to inject the woman with a massive dose of morphine, Ryan’s […]

“I didn’t want to see her face. I didn’t want to see her face.”

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

INDICTMENT UNSEALED: Autopsy: Drugs in body
Fitness champs charged in assistant’s death
By Glenn Puit, Las Vegas Review Journal
Some information not previously released revealed along with morphine there was also heroin byproducts in Melissa James’ system…
An autopsy showed that the personal assistant of Kelly Ryan and Craig Titus had morphine and heroin byproducts in her system at […]

Nail Salon business hurt by Titus and Ryan

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Nail-biter still haunts beauty salon
Murder arrests have taken toll
By Emily Sweeney, Globe Staff March 26, 2006
STOUGHTON — The atmosphere inside Touch Nails is peaceful. Sunlight pours through the large storefront windows onto the salon’s gleaming black and white checkered floor. A lone customer relaxes in back, getting her nails done.
The scene is typical for […]

Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan were indicted Friday on felony charges

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Bodybuilding couple indicted in live-in aide’s Las Vegas slaying
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan were indicted Friday on felony charges accusing them of killing their live-in assistant and torching her body in the desert.
The married couple were accused of murder with a deadly weapon, first-degree […]

Bodybuilding couple indicted in live-in aide’s Las Vegas slaying

Friday, March 24th, 2006

LAS VEGAS - A Clark County grand jury has indicted married bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan on felony charges accusing them of killing their live-in assistant and torching her body in Ryan’s car in the desert.
Titus and Ryan are each charged with murder with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping and accessory to murder in […]

Titus and Ryan make Las Vegas Weekly Cover Story

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

What Happened to Melissa James?
The tale of two bodybuilders and a bizarre death in the desert
By Joshua Longobardy

Some of the more interesting excerpts from the story…

Rest in Peace Melissa James

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

The guys over at“Free Craig Titus .com” have posted photos of Melissa’s grave site. We’re not sure it’s the most appropriate thing to post, especially on a site with the name “Free Craig Titus”.
Viewer comments are welcome.

Titus and Ryan hearing postponed

Monday, March 20th, 2006

A hearing scheduled Monday for the local bodybuilders accused of murder was postponed. Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan won’t be back in court now until March 29th.
Their pending court date will determine whether the judge has agreed to suppress their recorded statements made to police in Massachusetts. Those statements came after they were arrested […]

MURDER CASE: Bodybuilders to go before grand jury

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

If the grand jury returns an indictment, the preliminary hearing for the case, scheduled for this month, will be canceled.
Taking the case against Titus, Ryan and Gross to a grand jury instead of choosing to hold a preliminary hearing is significant because, for the time being at least, much of the evidence against Titus and […]

Titus and Ryan will go before Grand Jury

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

From News 3 today…
The murder case involving two body builders will go before a Grand Jury. Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan are scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at the end of the month, but if the Grand Jury delivers an indictment, the hearing will be cancelled.
Titus and Ryan are accused of killing their personal […]

Melissa James’ Obituary

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Heaven received another angel when Melissa James, 28, was tragically taken from us on Dec. 13, 2005. She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Melissa was born March 23, 1977, in Panama City, Fla., to Dennis and Maura James. She was a 1995 graduate of Mosley High School and attended Gulf Coast Community […]

Court Date

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Some sources have said that there will be a court appearance today, we’re still waiting for confirmation on this. If they are in court today, we’ll give you the latest details as they unfold.
Turns out they (titus and ryan) were not in court today and we may not see them in court for some […]